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Twist your plot. Can your characters escape?

Karalee’s Post #133

One can spend a lifetime surfing the web and hanging out on social media. I’m choosing to cut back (I can actually choose how to spend all of my time) and I’m spending those minutes that often stretch into hours being more productive by reading books and working on my new business. 244 more words


Creating a Road Map for Your MS

Every year, the holiday season throws a wrench into my writing. My kids are out of school, relatives come into town to visit, and all the other related festivities. 173 more words

On Writing

Negotiating my inner Pantser vs. Plotter War

Do you ever get an idea and *ZOOM* you are off to write?

Or do you explore the idea, twisting it for solid plotlines and pinning down character ideas? 799 more words


Writing Wednesday: Staying on Track

I’m doing pretty good with staying on track with my goals. Doing 3 #Write20 sessions in the morning and using the same method for my plotting is going pretty well. 1,272 more words


And it's done.

I’ve polished IN THE HEART OF THE HOLLOW FOREST, and it’s finally ready for the querying trenches. Pitch contests. And Pitch Madness. Maybe.

This thing that took its first form in 2011 (maybe even earlier!) is complete. 245 more words


Reining in the research

I am sorry for the radio silence recently: I was working last week in Guernsey (and when I am away for work I have only my work laptop with me, not my Sam Macbook), and then I came home with a shocking cold that knocked me out for the weekend. 261 more words

Plot Twists

(These are my notes and thoughts in relation to the Writing Excuses podcast Season 1, episodes 19. I will also disseminate this information to the topical sections of my resource section). 704 more words